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The Navy League of Canada 



BRITISH COLUMBIA DIYISION 



OBJECTS 

1. A thoroughly organized educational campaign throughout 
Canada in matters pertaining to the Navy and Mercantile Marine. 

2. To raise funds for the relief of British and Canadian sailori 
and their dependents, for Sailors' Homes, Institutes and Hospitals 
in Canada and throughout the Empire. 

3. To encourage volunteer Naval Brigades for boys and 
young men in which they can receive practical and theoretical 
instruction in seamanship to prepare them for service in our 
Mercantile Marine. 

POLICY 

1. To disseminate among the people of Canada a knowledge 
of the necessity and use of sea power as the keystone of Empire 
and National defence and commercial prosperity. 

2. The advocacy of a policy that Canada shall assume her 
proper share of the cost and maintenance of prot<iCting her own 
trade routes and coast defences. 

3. The advocacy of a marine policy that will tend to build 
up our mercantile tonnage. 

4. The advocacy of the establishment of a naval reserve force 
• composed of Canadian officers and men who have served either in 

the Imperial or Canadian Naval forces. 

5. The support of all just claims of ofKcers and men of the 
Royal Canadian Navy and its auxiliaries with regard to pay and 
pensions, and that merchant officers and men in times of war be 
put on an equal footing with regard to pay and pensions with 
officers and men of the Royal Canadian Navy. 

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6. The support of Sailors' Institutes in Canadian ports to 
better the conditions of the merchant seamen when ashore. 

7. The application of steady pressure upon Parliament and 
the Government for the most efficient administration of the Depart- 
ment of Naval Service, and the abandonment of the present system 
of the portfolio of Marine, Fisheries and Naval Defence being under 
one Minister. 

8. The application of steady pressure upon all citizens enjoy- 
ing the Canadian Franchise to see to it that our public men and 
Members of Parliament SHALL INSIST UPON THE ADMIN- 
ISTRATION OF OUR MARITIME POLICY BEING FREE 
FROM PARTISAN ACTION. 

9. The encouragement and extension of Naval Colleges and 
of the Boys' Naval Brigade Movement, and the establishment of 
proper training institutions, with a view to the preparation of boys 
and men for a sea-faring career, to the ultimate end that all 
Canadian ships shall be manned by British-born and THE 
ELIMINATION OF ALIENS FROM THE MERCANTILE 
MARINE. 

Fact— Five hundred years before the Battle of Jutland, the 
Parliament of England resolved : 

"The Navy is the chief support of the wealth, the busi- 
ness, and the whole prosperity of the land." 

Prophecy — Fifty-eight years before Nelson won the Battle of 

the Nile "Rule Britannia" was sung for the first time : 

"To thee belongs the rural reign; 
Thy cities shall with commerce shine; 
All thine shall be the subject main, 
And every shore it circles, thine." 

Fulfilment — Admiral Lord Beatty, who received the sur- 
rendered German Fleet, November 21st, 1918, speaking with 
knowledge of the Fact and as an agent in the fulfillment of the 
Prophecy, says: 

"We (the British Empire) came into being by the sea, 
and we cannot exist without the sea." 

This last is the Faith of the Navy League of Canada, and WE 
WANT YOUR SUPPORT. Will you join? 

EDUCATION 

With reference to our Educational Campaign, which we are 
caiVying on in British Columbia, it is well to state first and fore- 
most that WE HAVE THE SUPPORT AND BACKING OF 
THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, WHO GRANTED US 

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THE SUM OP $1,000.00 TO ASSIST IN THE FURTHERANCE 
OF OUR WORK LAST YEAR. 

The Government has also endorsed our reader, "Flag and 
Fleet," which it is placing in the Public Schools as a supplementary 
reader. A lecturer is sent around the Province, visiting the schools 
and giving illustrated lectures on Naval and Mercantile subjects, 
following which essays are written by the senior classes and prize? 
are awarded in each of the following : 

1. Entrance Class. 2. Junior Fourth Class. 

The Prizes are as follows ; 

lit Priie — A Photograph, 16" x 20" (a reproduction of one of 
the large Naval Photographs recently on exhibition throughout 
the Dominion), framed in oak, and attached to the frame is a brass 
plate bearing the name of the winner and the words: 
Presented to 

by 

The Navy League of Canada 
1920 
This picture remains the property of the school and hangs on 
the wall of the classroom of which the successful pupil was at the 
time a member. 

The pupils themselves get a book on some Naval or Maritime 
subject, together with a certificate. 

2nd Prize — A book and a certificate. 
3rd Prize — A certificate. 

Up to the time of going to press some 150 schools have been 
visited, and some thirty or forty thousand children spoken to. 
Schools who have availed themselves of our competition so far 
include : 

Victoria and District. 
New Westminster and District. 
Duncan and District. 
Fraser Valley. 

Crow's Nest, Kootenay and Okanagan Districts. 
Prince Rupert, and others. 
In places too remote for the Navy League to visit on account 
of the expense, the Department of Education has agreed to instruct 
their Inspector to have the schools write essays following instruc- 
tion from the reader "Flag and Fleet," the teachers to submit the 
best three to Navy League Headquarters, when prizes will be 
given in the shape of books and certificates. 



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We are hoping thii year to touch a great many ichoolf ai 
yet not viiited. With thia object in view we now have a reprc- 
■entative who give» the major portion of his time to that particular 
work. Adult meetings are alio addressed, and wherever possible 
Branches of the League are formed. 

At present we have 22 Branches in the Province, including the 
most important centres, such as Victoria, Vancouver, New West- 
minster, Nanaimo, Revelstoke, Nelson, Trail, Atlin, Prince Rupert, 
Vernon, Kelowna, Na,cusp, and other important points. 

Our membership is at present about 5,000 in the Province, and 
is increasikig every day. 

We are constantly receiving letters from various School Boards 
and principals expressing their appreciation of the value of our 
lectures from an educational standpoint of view. 

We are endeavouring to get one of our pictures placed in 
every school in the Province eventually, but to do this entails a 
heavy expense, and as ojr funds are all obtained by voluntary sub- 
scription and membership, UNLESS THE PUBLIC SUPPORT 
US BY BECOMING MEMBERS OR SUBSCRIBINO TO OUR 
FUNDS, THE NATIONAL WORK WE ARE TRYING TO 
ACCOMPLISH MUST NECESSARILY BE CURTAILED. 

INSTITUTES 
With reference to our Institutes, we have one in British 
Columbia, situated at the Port of Vancouver, and which involved 
the expenditure of some $75,000. 

This institute is operated and maintained wholly by the Navy 
League of Canada, and attends to the wants and welfare of any 
seafaring man. 

This Institute requires funds for maintenance, and practically 
the only source of revenue it has is that furnished by voluntary 
subscription, and such moneys as can from time to time be raised 
by concerts, dances, entertainments, etc. 

Your membership fee or donation is used for these purposes, 
but any donation can be specially earmarked for any one particular 
object. 

RELIEF 

We also render aid to the widows and dependents of sailors 
wherever possible, and where the case is found to be deserving. 
When the S.S. Princess Sophia foundered two years ago with the 
loss of all hands, the Dominion Council of the Navy League granted 
$5,000.00 to the British Columbia Division for relief pu"rposes, and 

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we are still able to help some of the dependents of members of 
the Sophia's crew by paying them a small monthly pension. 
Attention is also given to sick sailors in Hospital throughout the 
Province. 

BOYS BRIGADES 
With the object in view o- -nnnning our Mercantile Marine 
with British subjects, to the elimination of alien crews, we are 
conducting Boys Naval Brigades. 

At the present we have strong Brigades in Victoria, Vancouver, 
Nanaimo, Trail and Kaslo. 

The boys are under the supervision of ex-naval officers and 
instructors, and are given a grounding in the rudiments of seaman- 
ship, which prepares them for the Mercantile Marine. The tuition 
is gratis, although m Victoria the parents of the boys were so 
impressed with the benefits received from the training that they 
voluntarily agreed to pay the sum of 50c per month towards the 
expense of carrying on the good Wv^rk. 

The boys have been taken out for periodical cruises on Govern- 
ment boats, also taken over large vessels in the harbour, to 
familiarize them with the different parts of a ship and the workings 
of the same. 

They are taught to box the compass, take soundings, splicing 
and knotting, rules of the road ; to handle a boat, row, swim, etc., 
and when a boy gets through his training he is an all-round handy 
man. 

We have now made arrangeme. u to place boys as able seamen 
or cadets to train for officers on some of the leading ocean service 
steamboats. 

DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS WE HAVE 
PLACED OVER TWENTY OP OUR BOYS IN SUCH 
POSITIONS. A Central Registry is kept at Wavy League Head- 
quarters of boys eligible for these places and enabling us to fill, at 
a minute's notice, a request f ' a seaman or other hand. 

The Brigades need funds to carry on, and here r ain your 
membership fee or donation goes to help us finance this national 
work. 

Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Jsllicoe, when miking his 
recommendations to the Fedi;ral Parliament in Ottawa, referred 
to the excellent work the Boys Brigades were doing, and added 
that great credit was due those who were spending their money 
and time in furthering the objects. 



EMPLOYMENT BUREAU 

Ltit but not leaat, we endeavour to adjust difficultio which 
•ailori of both services find themselves faced with, and we have 
arrangements whereby we are able to place sailors in positions, 
afloat or ashore, which will coincide with their respective abilities 
and inclinations. During the past twelve months a great many 
returned sailors were placed in positions, and other forms of help 
have been rendered in many cases. 

Help us today by becoming a member or contributing to our 
funds, as we feel sure you appreciate fully THE ABSOLUTE 
NECESSITY OP CANADA BUILDING UP HSR OWN MER- 
CANTILE MARINE, MANNED BY CANADIANS, to take care 
of her own seaborne trade, and by so doing help to carry the 
$fiOO,000,000.00 worth of annual Canadian exports and imports in 
our own ships, instead of in foreign vessels. 

REMEMBER. We are doing our best to make our children' 
proud of Canada and of our Empire. We are showing them what 
lea-power has done for us in the past and the necessity for main- 
taining it throughout the future. 

WILL YOU HELP THIS GREAT WORK? 
Send your mtmbership or donation today to the Secretary of 
your Local Branch or to the Provincial Secretary-Treasurer, 
Rooms 203-4, Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C. 

The Schedule of Membership Fees is as follows : 

Life Membership SIOOOO 

Sustaining Member aOO annually 

Contributmg Member 4,00 " 

Member ------.. jqq " 

Junior Member (under 18 years of age) - - 25 

"The Sailor"— Official Organ of the Navy League 

of Canada (published monthly) - - i.oo " 

PROVINCIAL OFFICERS 

Hon. President - - - Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, K C M G 

Hon. Vice-President a. C. Flumerfelt, F.sq. 

President - H. J. Davis, Esq. 

Vice-President E. W. Dean. Esq. 

Secretary-Treasurer - - - H. F. Helmsing. Lieut. R.N.V.R 
Hon. Educational Secretary - - - Mrs. C. D. Neroutsos. 
Secretary, Executive Committee, B. C. Division, 

T. P. Crowther, Lieut. R.N.V.R. 



Provincial Head Office : 

203-4 Stobart Building, Victoria, B. C. 

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION 



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I hereby apply for enrollment m ■ 

Member of the NAVY LEAGUE OF CANADA, and endoM 



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Name 

Street Addreai 

C'ty Province 



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I also enclose One Dollar, for which please send 

The Sailor 

the Official Organ of the Navy League, to my address ai 
below for one year. 

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